Margot is not much of a talker. She can say "Mama, Dadda, and cat" on a pretty regular basis, but she doesn't have a grasp on too many words. She still babbles a lot, laughing to herself about her own little language and probaby insulting us while smiling at our faces. Being a new parent, reading about what other babies her age talk about, I was starting to get a little worried when she marched right up to me and "said":
Mom, I want milk, please!
Our little angel is quite the sign language expert! We have been working with her since she was only a few months old, and recently rented a sign language video just for babies and she has really picked it up! A few of the signs she commonly uses daily are:
It is really quite amazing, to be honest. I have read several times that kids that can sign are less prone to temper tantrums, and I totally believe it. She can communicate with us just about all of her needs, and we are happy to indulge her. It makes for a smoother day and lots of fun interaction.
Now, if we can only figure out the sign for "Make us some dinner and put yourself to bed" we'll have it made.